Where is the "genius boy" cow?
Photo courtesy of Zhang Ji Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Photo courtesy of Yao Ting Huazhong University of Science and Technology
His annual salary is 2.01 million
She has an annual salary of 1.56 million
Recently, two graduates of Huazhong University of Science and Technology got the position of “Genius Boys” from Huawei, which caused concern. Among them, Zhang Ji, who graduated with a major in computer system structure, received an annual salary of 2.01 million and Yao Ting's annual salary of 1.565 million.
It is reported that Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei mentioned in his internal speech on April 20 last year that 20-30 talented teenagers will be recruited from all over the world in 2019, and 200-300 talents will be recruited from around the world in 2020. The teenager is like a'loach', drilling our organization and activating our team". At present, the wages of "genius teenagers" recruited by Huawei are paid according to the annual salary system, divided into three levels, and the highest salary can reach 2.01 million yuan.
Why did "Genius Boys" choose Huawei?
They refused offers (admission notices) from large companies such as Tencent and Alibaba, and joined Huawei after 7 rounds of procedures, hoping to make a little contribution to Huawei...
Joined Huawei in 7 rounds of assessment
Zhang Ji said he wanted to cooperate with like-minded people
Zhang Ji, who joined Huawei this time, is from Xianning, Hubei, and graduated from China University of Science and Technology Wuhan Optoelectronics National Research Center Computer System Architecture. In addition to reading and studying, Zhang Ji likes to play badminton and running, and his daily routine is regular. Since October 2019, Zhang Ji has visited the Courant Institute of Mathematics at New York University for half a year. Due to the large number of scientific research projects, Zhang Ji did not take the initiative to submit his resume when he graduated, but companies such as Tencent, IBM, Alibaba, and Shenxinfu all offered offers, with the highest annual salary exceeding 3.6 million yuan.
"The main reason for choosing Huawei is to be able to do something meaningful with a group of like-minded people. I think this is difficult to have in many companies I know, but Huawei can do it." Zhang Ji was talking about joining Huawei stated that Huawei’s recruitment standards for genius teenagers are very strict, and they have to go through about 7 rounds of procedures: resume screening, written examinations, initial interviews, supervisor interviews, several ministerial interviews, president interviews, HR interviews, and any link has poor performance or problems. Both may fail. But Huawei is not a thesis and school-only company.
Zhang Ji said that joining Huawei at the most difficult time also hopes to make a little contribution to Huawei. He also called on more young talents to join.
Yao Ting "Rectified Name" for Female Doctor
We are young and energetic
At the same time, Ting Yao, a Ph.D. from Huazhong University of Science and Technology who joined Huawei, came from Yiyang City, Hunan Province, and studied at the Wuhan Optoelectronics National Research Center, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, majoring in computing system architecture. In addition to studying professional courses, Yao Ting also elects to take English translation. Since 2017, Yao Ting has successively visited Temple University in the United States and internship at Western Digital Japan Research Institute. Her greatest spiritual strength is the trust and love of her family, and her "lack of knowledge" of herself.
Upon graduation, Yao Ting also received offers from Western Digital, Huawei, Tencent and Alibaba. However, because Yao Ting's research work best fits the department that applied for Huawei, she felt that she could make use of what she had learned during her PhD, so she finally joined Huawei. She hopes to make small contributions to the development and growth of Huawei cloud storage and the advancement of computer storage.
Regarding the misunderstanding that the female doctors in the laboratory are too old, serious, boring, and inaccessible, Yao Ting objected: In fact, we are very young and very energetic.
Yao Ting, who had just joined the company, was caught up in the Internet boom. In the face of the overwhelming public praise, she is very sober: "I think a person's success depends on how much value he creates. It does not mean that I will succeed when I get an annual salary of 1.56 million. Life does not care about one city and one pool. Gains and losses. Even though I am considered a peak by most people, it is not necessarily a peak. And my 2A4B scores when I was in the entrance examination, it is not necessarily a failure. The gains and losses at this node are of no value. If Only those who can truly create valuable products or scientific research results are valuable."
What is Huawei "Genius Boy"
Since the beginning of this year, Huawei has recruited at least four "genius teenagers", namely Zhang Ji and Yao Ting, two doctoral students from the Wuhan Optoelectronics National Research Center of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and two undergraduates from Qian Xuesen College of Xi'an Jiaotong University.
Huawei did not disclose how many "genius teenagers" were recruited this year.
According to the Securities Times, last year, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei issued an e-mail for the President’s Office. According to this e-mail, Huawei implemented an annual salary system for eight top students in 2019. All eight employees have doctoral degrees and the highest two employees. The annual salary of two employees is RMB 1.405 million to RMB 1.565 million. Finally, the annual salary of four employees is RMB 896,000 to RMB 1.008 million.
In this email to all employees, Huawei stated that in order to win the future technological and commercial wars, technological innovation and commercial innovation are the core driving force, and innovation must have the world’s top talents and top talents. Organize the soil to give full play to your talents.
On June 27, 2019, Ren Zhengfei mentioned in a speech inside Huawei’s EMT (Management and Management Team), “This year we will recruit 20-30 talented young people from all over the world, and next year we want to recruit 200-300 from the world. Name. These genius teenagers are like'loaches', invigorating our organization and activating our team." He said, "Huawei will drag the world forward in the future and create its own standards. As long as it can become the world's best Advanced, then we are the standard, and others will approach us.
Huawei’s recruitment standards for “genius youths” are very strict, and generally require about 7 rounds of processes: resume screening, written examination, initial interview, supervisor interview, several ministerial interviews, president interviews, and HR interviews. Any problem or poor performance in any link may fail, which is very difficult.
The "Special Background" of "Genius Boys"
Since December 2019, three students Zuo Pengfei, Zhang Ji and Yao Ting have been selected for Huawei's "Genius Youth" project. This has a lot to do with the long-term cooperation and mutual support between the school and Huawei.
China University of Science and Technology
Send about 300 graduates
In May 2019, Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Huawei signed a comprehensive strategic cooperation agreement to deepen cooperation in personnel training, scientific research, and achievement transformation, and explore frontier science for the future.
It is reported that at present, only 4 people in the world have received the highest annual salary of 2.01 million yuan for Huawei's "genius boy". They are Zhong Zhao who graduated from the Pattern Recognition and Intelligent System of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qin Tong from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Zuo Pengfei and Zhang Ji, majoring in computer science.
After the two graduates became popular online, Huazhong University of Science and Technology also responded to public concerns on August 5. In answering a reporter’s question, Xia Song, Secretary of the Party Committee of the National Research Center for Optoelectronics, Hua University of Science and Technology, said that since December 2019, three students Zuo Pengfei, Zhang Ji and Yao Ting have been selected for Huawei’s "Genius Youth" project. The long-term cooperation and mutual support between the school and Huawei are closely related. Xia Song told reporters that Huawei and other companies shoulder the mission of revitalizing the national industry and need to continuously supplement innovative talents. Of course, they must have criteria for selection and judgment. Students' personal qualities and accumulation of knowledge and experience, and the advantages of their schools and platforms should all be considered.
In addition, on the "Q Questions" platform of Tencent's news topic column, Xia Song also introduced that Huazhong University of Science and Technology sends about 300 graduates to Huawei every year. Currently, the alumni Guo Ping (Huawei Rotating Chairman) and Meng Wanzhou are working More than a dozen alumni from within have held important positions in Huawei. According to statistics, as of now, more than 10,000 graduates of Huake University have worked for Huawei, and the current number of employees is about 5,700.
Wuhan Optoelectronics National Research Center
Trained for two consecutive years
The most high-end "genius boy"
The reporter noticed that Zhang Ji and Yao Ting were born in Wuhan Optoelectronics National Research Center of Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
According to the reporter’s understanding, the predecessor of Wuhan Optoelectronics National Research Center was Wuhan Optoelectronics National Laboratory (in preparation). It was one of the first five national laboratories approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology in 2003. After 17 years of construction, it has become a national technological innovation. An important part of the system and the innovative research base of "Wuhan·China Optics Valley". In 2017, it passed the acceptance of the Ministry of Science and Technology and was officially renamed as Wuhan Optoelectronics National Research Center.
The reporter learned from the Wuhan Optoelectronics National Research Center that last year, Dr. Zuo Pengfei, a graduate of the research center, also got the top grade and was selected for the "Genius Youth" project.
Xia Song told reporters that the storage and optical display function laboratory of the Wuhan Optoelectronics National Research Center has indeed accumulated a long time in storage, and it is more recognized that a large team that has more in-depth research in the storage field, so it is with BAT, The cooperation with domestic enterprises such as Huawei Inspur is very deep. As the understanding of the importance of data storage is getting deeper and deeper, market competition is also very fierce, which affects the competition for technical talents. Therefore, no matter which company the students are in, as long as they have high ability and high quality, they will be very popular.
Talk to the mentor of the genius boy
Just focusing on the annual salary is not enough
On the bright side, reports on Huawei's geniuses encourage students to work hard in scientific research. But on the other hand, it is not enough to just focus on the annual salary. Doing scientific research is an honest job, and scientific research itself has a lot of fun.
On August 5, genius Zhang Ji's doctoral tutor, Professor Zhou of Wuhan Optoelectronics National Laboratory of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, was interviewed by reporters. Zhou Ke revealed that Zhang Ji had a good academic record during his time at school, and he had a strong desire for new knowledge. Once he found a problem, he would try to solve it.
Chengdu Commercial Daily-Red Star News: What is the main research direction of Zhang Ji during his school?
Zhou Ke: Zhang Ji is engaged in research in the direction of AI for system. (Note: AI for system, system artificial intelligence, mainly solves the optimization problems in the previous system design through some artificial intelligence deep learning techniques.)
Chengdu Commercial Daily-Red Star News: Compared with other students, what is the deepest impression Zhang Ji left you? Are there any more obvious characteristics?
Zhou Ke: Zhang Ji’s greatest characteristic is his strong ability to learn actively. What impressed him the most was his initiative to learn and his enthusiasm for innovation. He has a strong desire for new knowledge. Once a problem is discovered, he must find a way to solve it. Zhang Ji's performance in this regard is very outstanding.
Chengdu Commercial Daily-Red Star News: How to train outstanding doctors? What do you think is the most important aspect of becoming a computer science researcher?
Zhou Ke: The cultivation of doctoral students is mainly to cultivate their academic innovation ability. Computer major is a highly engineering major, which requires doctoral students to be good at discovering problems in actual engineering systems, and to propose innovative methods to solve problems, so as to achieve the unity of engineering and academics. The Wuhan National Research Center of Optoelectronics, where Zhang Ji and other students are located, relying on Huazhong University of Science and Technology, is one of the first six national research centers approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology in 2017. It has extensive cooperation with the business community and provides students with good Research platform. Of course, with a good scientific research platform, it is necessary to rely on the efforts of doctoral students to stand out.
Chengdu Commercial Daily-Red Star News: What else do you need to add regarding Zhang Ji's selection into Huawei's "Genius Youth" project and recent media reports?
Zhou Ke: On the bright side, the related reports of Huawei's "Genius Boys" encourage students to do scientific research. But on the other hand, it is not enough to just focus on the annual salary. Doing scientific research is an honest job, and scientific research itself has a lot of fun. Our country is now gradually developing science and technology, and large companies have a strong demand for technology, providing actual systems and actual data for scientific research. This is our luck. Now all kinds of reports are overwhelming, which has already produced a lot of pressure on these students. After all, they have just graduated, just started working, and there is still a long way to go. I hope the media will not put too much pressure on them while paying attention to their growth, especially not based on the annual salary. This is not good.
Chengdu Commercial Daily-Red Star News reporter Lu Yanfei Comprehensive Daily Economic News